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Increase the Number of Vegans…By Two!

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Some of my readers might not be aware that my day job is Executive Director of Vegan Outreach.

Vegan Outreach persuades people to go vegan by visiting college campuses throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, giving our hard-hitting booklets about modern animal farming to students, persuading many of them to leave animals off their plates.

We also have a large Vegan Mentor Program and a Vegan Living & Advocacy Blog to help aspiring, new, or veteran vegans. In fact, now is a great time to sign up for our blog as we’re about to start doing vegan product giveaways!2015-08-01 Norris Jack ARNC

Right now, your donation to Vegan Outreach will be doubled–meaning you will persuade twice as many people to go vegan by donating now!

Click here to donate.

Thank you!

– Jack Norris, RD

Dr. Greger: Latest in Clinical Nutrition – Volume 28

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Dr. Michael Greger has released his Latest in Clinical Nutrition – Volume 28. It can be ordered as a digital download or a DVD.

In discussing Volume 28, Dr. Greger says, “Alternative medicine practitioners continue to treat thousands of cancer patients with vitamin C, but why isn’t it the standard of care in mainstream medicine? Has it been successfully debunked or is it a Big Pharma conspiracy to suppress the truth?”

Find out in Volume 28!

Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 27 Released

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Dr. Michael Greger has released his Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 27.

As always, there’s lot of interesting stuff!

Latest From Dr. Greger

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Dr. Michael Greger of recently released his DVD Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 26: Volume 26 – Dr. Greger Takes on Smoothies.

Dr. G has also released his 2015 Live Year-in-Review Presentation streaming for free. In it he presents a very interesting history of the medical profession’s promotion of cigarette smoking and compares it to the promotion of meat-eating.

Check ’em out!

Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 25 Now Available

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Dr. Michael Greger of has released Volume 25 of his Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series. This one has a strong focus on digestive ailments. Dr. Greger scours the earth for important studies in peer-reviewed journals…so you don’t have to!

You can order Volume 25 by clicking here.

A Tale of Two Books

Monday, June 1st, 2015

In the past year or so, two comprehensive books on plant-based eating have been published by colleagues of mine–Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina and The Vegiterranean Diet by Julieanna Hever. Both books deserved a more timely review, but I figure it’s better late than never.

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition is an encyclopedia of vegan nutrition and if you are a nutrition junkie, I highly recommend it. Davis and Melina are honest and thorough in their evaluation of the literature. For those who want less, they have a shorter version of the book, Becoming Vegan: Express Edition.

As the title suggests, The Vegiterranean Diet examines the Mediterranean diet–for which there is much compelling evidence–and how it might apply to vegetarian eating. As it turns out, it applies quite well. This would be a great book to give to a family member who is suffering from type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity due to poor eating habits. In addition to the nutrition information, there are over 60 recipes and many tips on weight loss which I found sensible.

Links: G and Dr. G

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Ginny Messina has two recent posts that I thought were worth sharing:

Pinto Beans or Tofurky? How Food Choices and Motivations Affect Vegan Health

White Rice, Resistant Starch and Vegan Diets

And Dr. Michael Greger has released Latest in Clinical Nutrition – Volume 24. In Volume 24, he includes a number of videos examining the differences between organic and non-organic foods.

Dr. Greger on Paleo

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Dr. Greger has a video to share with your paleo friends, Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise. He tackles the myth that plant foods raise insulin levels more than meat.

The video above is part of Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 22 available for download or DVD (all proceeds go to charity). In Volume 22, Dr. G also takes on the idea that has been making the rounds for a while, that saturated fat does not contribute to heart disease.

Many Links

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Dr. Michael Greger of has just released Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 20. Lots on gluten in this one!

Ginny Messina has a great article on the latest wave of ex-vegans listening to their bodies in Disordered Eating, Restrictive Eating, and Ex-Vegans.

The Vegetarian Resource Group just posted What is the Amount of Oxalate in Seitan?

Dr. Kim A. Williams, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology, suggests that patients go vegan in the New York Times article, Advice From a Vegan Cardiologist.

Technical Difficulties

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Due to technical problems, I have changed systems through which posts are sent.

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